Urban Sketchers Exhibition: 150 Years of Western General Hospital

The Edinburgh and Lothians Health Foundation is delighted to present an exhibition by the Edinburgh Urban Sketchers at the Anne Ferguson Gallery form 15 July 2019 to 17 January 2020.   Edinburgh Urban Sketchers is the local chapter of the international ‘Urban Sketchers’ group. These works have been made by group members during regular visits … Continue reading Urban Sketchers Exhibition: 150 Years of Western General Hospital

The Western General Action Group | Dave Pickering

Digging through some Western General images on the amazing Scottish digital archive that is SCRAN, I came across a couple of pictures of people protesting outside the Western General. I was fascinated to find out a bit more and soon found a local social history group who also had some information about a campaign to … Continue reading The Western General Action Group | Dave Pickering

Second General Military Hospital, Craigleith

One of Edinburgh’s military hospitals was the Second General Military Hospital, Craigleith. The hospital was run by a Territorial Unit, who requisitioned the hospital wing of the Craigleith Hospital and Poorhouse. The first patient was received as early as August 1914, and the hospital was handed back to Edinburgh Town Council in Spring 1919. When the Local … Continue reading Second General Military Hospital, Craigleith

The Re(a)d Bed exhibition at the City Arts Centre

The exhibition at the City Arts Centre on Market Street continues until the 8th of July 2018. Each painting in ‘The Human Comedy’ series by James Pryde (1866-1941) depicts a facet of the human condition. From the series, this exhibition features ‘The Red Bed’ (1916) from the City of Edinburgh collection, alongside work from Lothian … Continue reading The Re(a)d Bed exhibition at the City Arts Centre

WGH150 | Your Ideas and Suggestions

Chris Stirling, Site Director and Catriona Rostron, Associate Nurse Director have established a small working group of people to assist in the planning the 150th anniversary of care being provided on the Western General site. The group comprises existing and retired staff, and is supported by colleagues from the Edinburgh and Lothian Health Foundation, Lothian … Continue reading WGH150 | Your Ideas and Suggestions